Our mission is to serve our neighbors, who are struggling with, or are vulnerable to food insecurity, by providing nourishing food, prayer, and referrals to other services.
Our vision is to improve the quality of life for our neighbors beyond food security.
The Storehouse began in 1999 by our founder, Meg Holland, as a response to a great need in the community.
The birth of The Storehouse came when the City of Covington was a newly incorporated city. The mayor asked Meg's husband, Pastor Kevin Holland at Covington Christian Fellowship, if the church was going to do anything for the needy in our community. When she heard this, she took it more as a challenge and responsibility to their faith community to respond. It was never intended for The Storehouse to be built under one church, but to unite the churches and non-profit organizations of the city.
This proved to be a key to our success because it opened the door to volunteers from all faiths. In February of 1999, we made our first home delivery of boxes of food to five families. It was a small, but very exciting beginning.
To see The Storehouse today expanding to not just churches but businesses, local organizations, private citizens, is a testimony to our motto we have carried all these years, “Love Until They Ask Why”. This motto became our guiding force and a daily reminder that love and kindness can transform not only individual lives, but entire communities.
Jennifer previously was the Executive Director for the Covington Chamber of Commerce, Executive Assistant for a local multi office Physical Therapy business and YMCA Director. She has a passion for serving her community and is a Covington Rotarian.
Debby is a retired corporate executive with a heart and passion for caring for the needs of those in the Covington community. She began volunteering at the Storehouse in 2017 and is active in other non-profit organizations.
Dave has 30 years of leadership, operations and program/project management experience with the NW's largest aerospace company. He was previously a board member for Vine Maple Place, and then joined the Storehouse board in 2017.
Rob has a BS in Accounting, with a minor in Business Administration. He has been volunteering at the Storehouse since we first began in 1999, and joined the board in 2017. He attends Eastridge Baptist Church in Kent, WA.
Willard retired in 2011 after working for Safeway for over 35 years. He has been volunteering at Storehouse since 2003, and became a member of the board in 2017. He attends Cornerstone United Methodist in Covington.
Robin began volunteering at the Storehouse when she retired in early 2022 after a 30 year career as a CPA where she worked for 16 years for a large regional public accounting firm before moving to the private sector. She retired from a large local technology and real estate company. Robin joined the Storehouse Board of Directors in February 2023.
Glennon Reeves is a retired Maintenance mechanic of USW UNION, Veteran of the United States Air Force and former volunteer of the Port Townsend food bank. Glenn is fairly new to the Covington community and proud to be part of the Storehouse family and serve the 98042 community.
Rylan is a running start student at Green River College, President of the Kentlake High School Interact Club, currently serves on the City of Covington's youth council, and avid community volunteer.
Bowe is a Navy veteran and served as a Naval Officer for over 10 years. She is currently a Technical Strategic Sourcing Manager for Carnival Corporation's North American brands, a Navy Reservist, an active volunteer with the Storehouse, and newly appointed to Covington's Art Commission.